Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Demands of the Cross

This morning in our communion service we were encouraged to think of the challenge that accompanies our viewing of the cross of Christ. As we think of what the cross really means and what it meant for God to give up His Son, how should our lives be impacted?

Two verses of a hymn by Isaac Watts came to mind...the verse half of the first verse and the last half of the last...

"When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died;

Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all."

Driving home I saw the following personalized license plate:

E Z 2 C Y I O

Think about it...What message was the driver of this new, expensive truck trying to convey?

In like manner, when we look at the cross it should be easy for us to see why we owe so much. Christ gave His all at no cost to us. What should our response be? We owe Him so much. We could never repay Him. He doesn't ask us to. He has extended grace so rich and free.

Can't we give Him our soul, our life, our all?


  1. I don't think I really understood what Jesus went through for us until I saw the movie "The Passion of the Christ", and now, after having a child of my own, I cannot imagine giving her up for so many people who are sinners. But yet, that was what Jesus did, and while I am grateful for His love and mercy, so many times I do not fully appreciate it...thank goodness He is a forgiving God and helps me to see where I go wrong.

    What amazing love...a love that we humans really cannot comprehend, a love that we probably will never fully understand until we get to Heaven!


  2. I have just been on your last post David about owning lots of money and now I read this lovely post you have written. It is so true!
    More than sacrfices from us what the Lord truly wants is our heart's true devotion to Him and our thankfullness for all that He has accomplished for our Salvation!...from Terry